a region in the lee of mountains that receives less rainfall than the region windward of the mountains.
the relatively dry area on the leeward side of high ground in the path of rain-bearing winds
An area having relatively little precipitation due to the effect of a topographic barrier, especially a mountain range, that causes the prevailing winds to lose their moisture on the windward side, causing the leeward side to be dry.
[reyn] /reɪn/ noun 1. water that is condensed from the aqueous vapor in the atmosphere and falls to earth in drops more than 1/50 inch (0.5 mm) in diameter. Compare (def 6). 2. a , , or shower: We had a light rain this afternoon. 3. rains, the season; seasonal , as in India. 4. […]
noun 1. a brief rainfall, usually of variable intensity.
[reyn-spout] /ˈreɪnˌspaʊt/ noun 1. (def 1).
[reyn-stawrm] /ˈreɪnˌstɔrm/ noun 1. a with heavy . /ˈreɪnˌstɔːm/ noun 1. a storm with heavy rain n. 1804, from rain (n.) + storm (n.).